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Morning links: #NineIsHere and other reactions from the Utah Utes’ win over the BYU Cougars

Fans stretch to high-five Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham after the Utes defeated BYU 30-12 in Provo on Aug. 30, 2019.
Fans stretch to high-five Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham after the Utes defeated BYU 30-12 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Utes’ run of consecutive wins on the gridiron over the BYU Cougars reached nine on Thursday night, and with yet another victory came a rather high level of satisfaction from Ute faithful on Twitter.

That was perhaps embodied best via head coach Kyle Whittingham’s account, which tweeted simply, “#NineIsHere” soon after the contest concluded.

The Utah Football official account was rather bold, as it posted a pre-made video of quarterback Tyler Huntley counting to nine with his fingers and posted a photo of sad BYU fans with a snarky caption.

From the Utah Athletics account, a video recapping the last nine wins was also posted, and the official university account quoted that tweet with, “It’s been a great decade.”

Ute fans also proudly expressed how they felt about the win.

Naturally, reaction from BYU fans was different.

While Ute fans were reveling in victory, at least one was already looking forward to when the two teams meet again next September.